World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018 was hosted at the University of Technology in Poznan, Poland in September.

What is the World Computer Congress?

The WCC provided a place for integrating content from industry and research, in addition to providing an opportunity to showcase and discover innovative ideas. From international research achievements to industry and commercial advancements. World-renowned experts in research and industry and attendees of the Congress participated in keynote talks, presentations, panels, workshops discussions and contests.

What were the main topics of the Congress?

The main topic of the Congress: Information Processing in an Increasingly Connected World: Opportunities and Threats

Within this the Congress considered:

  • Security and Privacy
  • Data Science
  • Big Data Management and Analysis
  • Enterprise Information Systems and Database Technologies
  • The Internet of Things
  • Entertainment Computing
  • Social Aspects of Information Technologies
  • The History of Computing

World Computer Congress (WCC) in the Past

The first WCC took place in 1959 in Paris. Subsequent Congresses were held in Asia, Australia, America (North & South), and Europe.
The most recent WCCs were held in:

  • Canada 2002
  • France 2004
  • Chile 2006
  • Italy 2008
  • Australia 2010
  • The Netherlands 2012
  • Korea 2015

Joanna Hoffman & Shifting identities

Chair of ASN, Joanna Hoffmann was invited to give a talk on  Shifting Identities at the World Computer Congress (WCC) 2018.

Shifting Identities

In the universe of dynamic data which are never ever independent, free, but always in interaction between other data or sets of data, between all other environmental parameters, ever changing, moving and transforming, what can we say about the uniqueness of human life and experience?

How can we identify our own set of data and how can we use our creative powers?

Is the “inner self` already a nostalgic concept of the Past?

World Computer Congress keynote talk

Prof. Wil van der Aalst delivered a keynote talk titled: Responsible Data Science in a Dynamic World.

video recording: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center & WCC

World Computer Congress keynote talk

Dr. Jan Camenisch delivered a keynote talk titled: The Pros and Cons of Blockchain

video recording: Poznan Supercomputing and Networking Center & WCC

Live event at WCC

A live Poland to England demo, involving the Bombe team at The National Museum Of Computing (TNMOC) succeeded in breaking an Enigma-encrypted message. This involved the team identifying the decryption key of an English language Enigma – encrypted message sent from the WCC 2018 in Poznan.

Press: Read more -The Register-  Enigma message crack honours pioneering Polish codebreakers

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